No matter how hard we try, we can’t stop the weather from happening, but when it comes to protecting your asphalt driveway or parking lot, there are some things we can do to help protect it from the weather. One of those things is asphalt seal coating. Read on to learn about the benefits of asphalt seal coating.
The first benefit of asphalt seal coating is, of course, weather protection. One of the major factors that deteriorates asphalt is water damage, followed of course by precipitation and the sun. Sealcoating acts as both a sealant and a sunblock, protecting the asphalt and slowing the deterioration.
Contaminants can also harm the asphalt, like spilled gas or oil from vehicles. These things can also cause deterioration, but seal coating provides a barrier which both slows the deterioration and stops gas and oil from getting into cracks in the asphalt where it can cause further damage.
When it comes to asphalt cost, it will always be more cost-effective to maintain it than to replace it. Seal coating offers protection meaning that your driveway or parking lot will last longer, and put more years between replacements.
A seal-coated driveway or parking lot is also smooth compared to an unprotected driveway. This means that water doesn’t pool, and allows for easier maintenance, such as sweeping. It also gives the added benefit of just plain looking nice, upping your home or business’s curb appeal.
Do you have questions about the benefits of asphalt seal coating? Reach out! We’d love to talk!